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FishEye & Art 4: Balancing Act

By conrad  
Back to normal, now that the Elvis Competition has ended. And back to my FishEye series.

While I was playing with my fisheye lens in the German museum that I told you about in the description of my first photo in this series, I noticed some workers reparing the transparent roof.

Since there was rather harsh sunlight at the time, this created interesting silhouettes on a roof that had an interesting pattern anyway. So I couldn't resist shooting that combination. And here's the best one of the shots I took.

The specks you can see here and there are simply dirt that had gathered on the plexiglass panes of the roof - it's not noise, and also not dirt on my sensor or lens!

Mods and comments are welcome!

Thanks for looking,


Tags: Balance Art Fisheye Architecture Balancing Lines Act Roof

Voters: Z, zoe b, iansamuel and 18 more

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iansamuel 14 271 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2005 4:38AM
yep, very good, I like it, great silhouette.


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joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
27 Aug 2005 5:48AM
Stark, graphic image... This works really well and has a slightly disturbing feeling. I suggest you clone out the slight bits of noise top right...
conrad 13 10.9k 116
27 Aug 2005 7:26AM
Thanks, both.

Julian - It's not noise, as I said above: it's dirt on the roof. But I'll consider cloning it out anyway - I always find it difficult to find a balance between beautiful and realistic images. Thanks for your suggestion.

User_Removed 12 279
27 Aug 2005 10:00AM
Yay Conrad! Didn't know you were into posting 'dirty pictures!'.

This is fab. I saw this and thought YES! Now this is definitely good use of that 16mm fish-eye you've got. Cracked it! Fabulous!

Best wishes, Simon
conrad 13 10.9k 116
27 Aug 2005 11:23AM
Ha, ha, Theo, it took me a moment to get that one! (I'm the kind who has "adult" turned off in his profile, so "dirty pictures" had me baffled for just a moment. And then I got it.) Wink

Thanks, that's quite the compliment from someone like you. I appreciate it!

27 Aug 2005 12:16PM
very nice, i'm very tired and cant think of an interesting comment, but just yeah top photo *****
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
27 Aug 2005 1:32PM
Great shot, Conrad. Best of the series so far...Wink

AngelaR 13 155 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2005 2:22PM
Superb - most unusual yet again and seems to complement the museum well.
akh Plus
14 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2005 12:45AM
Love this picture with its strong diagonal lines and the silhouette of the man is an added point of interest. Makes you wonder what he is doing or about to do.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
28 Aug 2005 6:43AM
Thanks, all - I'm so glad you like it.

john short 14 25 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2005 1:35PM
deserves a lot more clicks...........excellent image
conrad 13 10.9k 116
30 Aug 2005 11:09PM
Thanks, John!

Bluke 13 303 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2005 2:45PM
must get myself a fisheye.... your work is excellent ..
conrad 13 10.9k 116
3 Sep 2005 2:35AM
Thanks, Babs. I quite like the effect myself...

ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2005 12:18AM
Nice graphic, well done.
conrad 13 10.9k 116
8 Sep 2005 12:56AM
Thanks, Eric!

19 Sep 2005 10:58AM
Fab portfolio
conrad 13 10.9k 116
20 Sep 2005 1:18AM
Thanks, John, I appreciate the compliment!

markmurton 14 69 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2005 4:25AM
nice one - would have been nice to see the shape of the head but its a great photo either way
conrad 13 10.9k 116
24 Sep 2005 5:25AM
Thanks, Mark.


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